Posts in Life
Podcast #51 - Building a Power Physique with Coach D

In this episode, Coach D (@powerphysique) joins me and proceeds to drop knowledge bomb after knowledge bomb regarding training, coaching clients to successful transformations, how neurotyping has changed the way he trains and his biggest piece of advice for aspiring lifters and coaches. Do not sleep on this episode. I knew D was going to come on here and crush it and that is exactly what he did.

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On Minimum Strength Standards

As a young powerlifter, the goal was always more weight. That was the sole focus. Once I hit a 405lb deadlift, the next goal was 455lbs and once I hit that, I immediately wanted to hit 495lbs. This was the case for the squat, bench, deadlift and overhead press. I started my strength journey in the powerlifting realm and stayed there for a good 6-8 years. I don’t regret my time in this world because I became very proficient in executing and coaching these 3 lifts during that time. The reason I am sharing this is because I want to remind you not to get too caught up in the weights you’re lifting.

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Podcast #50 - Personal Finance / Tracking your Income and Expenses / What I've Learned

In this episode, I share what I’ve learned through the process of tracking my income and expenses and WHY I think it is so important to face your finances head on. I also share HOW I track my expenses on a daily, monthly and yearly basis. I know that it can be uncomfortable to talk about money but it needs to be done!

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Podcast #49 - How I Approach Setting New Goals

In this episode, I share how I am approaching my goals for 2019 and how I decided on these items. By reflecting on what I did well and didn’t do well in 2018, what area of life I want to improve the most and what I need to do in order to do so, I was able to come up with a few big goals that I share in this episode.

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Podcast #48 - Getting Burnt Out / Reflecting on 2018

In this episode, I share what I’ve been working through over the last 4-8 weeks. I definitely got burnt out from working too much and not recovering enough from that workload. I’m feeling a lot better now and more ‘back to normal’ after taking some time off to reflect and recharge. I also talk about what I learned about myself through this rough patch and how my biggest strengths are also my biggest weaknesses. Towards the end of the episode, I share my process of reflecting on 2018 and how I’m setting myself up for 2019.

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The Loving-Kindness Meditation

"In many of my public talks, I guide a very simple 10-second exercise. I tell the audience members to each identify two human beings in the room and just think, "I wish for this person to be happy, and I wish for that person to be happy." That is it. I remind them to not do or say anything, just think - this is an entirely thinking exercise. The entire exercise is just 10 seconds' worth of thinking.

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Habit Hacks - Writing Daily Goals

Do you ever write down your goals? How often do you do this? About three months ago, I started to write down a list of goals that I call the 'Daily Five'. This daily five has been my guiding light for the last 90 days and I think you will benefit from this as much as I have. Prior to this, I probably wrote down my goals every few months or whenever I felt the urge to do so. Those days are over. So, what do I write exactly?

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Pain - Drugs, Fitness and Food

JD Roth absolutely stunned me when he said, "There is no way anyone is hungry enough to eat themselves to 400 lbs. Hunger pains are usually not due to hunger. Hunger is usually a result of emotional pain." I was in the middle of driving and I had to pull over to really absorb this statement. I had to write it down so I could revisit it when I had a chance to sit down and write about it. My mind was in shambles.

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Creating Balance in Life

My suggestion for you is to figure out what areas of your life are most important to you. Then sit down, audit and map out how you are using your time. From here, you'll be able to see whether there is a severe imbalance between certain areas of your life. Now all you need to do is figure out what changes need to be made in order for you to be more content and happy with the way you are living your life.

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